I'd like to dedicate this post and the next few posts to Rachel Hom, who so patiently waited for my updates. Rachel, this is for you.
First, I'll celebrate with you and explain that I've moved to Amsterdam to take a job at StrawberryFrog, which I am very much enjoying.
I've been thinking a lot about why I'm not posting anymore, and I can't really come up with anything other than I just stopped and it's hard to start again. I enjoy posting, but after so long it becomes hard to get back into it. I think Kim put it nicely in one of her latest posts when she said something like, we're too concentrated on posting results rather than the process. I'd like to focus more on process from now on.. you know, take some of the pressure off.
But... because it's been so long, here are some results.
1. Moved to Amsterdam
2. This is my new Dutchie bike!
3. I live with these fun people
Chris is from New Zealand and Orla hails from Ireland. Chris is our transcontinental translator. Somehow Kiwis are well-versed in Irish/British and American English.
You know Josh, he's here too!
4. We celebrated Thanksgiving here and I made this delicious apple pie
5. I took my first business trip to Dubai and got to spend some time by the pool after work
6. I love my new job and all the great people I'm working with!
Every week our planning department gets together to do "novelty hour," which has become one of my favorite new activities. It's basically a time for us to get together once a week and teach each other something, experience something new in culture, and get to know each other outside of client work.
So far activities have included a musical jam session, a trapeze workshop, an idea book session, afternoon tea and a round of questions.
That's it for now. More process on the way, I promise. Something about promising things on publicly on the Internet really makes you follow through.